Nokia Siemens Networks, Juniper conduct 100 Gbps OTN, router interoperability trial

Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) are using this week's OFC/NFOEC conference in Los Angeles, Calif. to show off the results of their recent 100 Gbps interoperability test between Optical Transport Network equipment and routers.

Conducted at Nokia Siemens Networks' ResIP Center in Munich, the two vendors tested seamless interworking on Nokia Siemens Networks' hiT 7300 DWDM platform and Juniper's T1600 core router, using the native 100 Gbps Ethernet interface.

Nokia Siemens Networks' 100 Gbps capabilities on its hiT 7300 will be commercially available in mid 2011.

Having these tests will be helpful for not only for service providers like Verizon (NYSE: VZ), which has been selectively upgrading parts of its network to support 100 Gbps, but also other service providers like AT&T (NYSE: T) and Telstra that are also trialing 100 Gbps capabilities in their respective networks.

For more:
- see the release

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